Details for The Jamison Building (Atlas Number 5037009488)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5037009488


Marker Number 9488
Atlas Number 5037009488
Marker Title The Jamison Building
Index Entry Jamison Building, The
Address 523.5 W. Third St.
City Texarkana
County Bowie
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 402434
UTM Northing 3698426
Subject Codes African American topics; commercial buildings; design and construction
Marker Year 1983
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 523.5 W. Third St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Mississippi-born Dr. Garling Urih Jamison, Sr., (1881-1951) opened this structure in 1930 as Texarkana's first black business and professional office building. Designed by the Texarkana architectural firm of Witt, Seibert, and Halsey, it features an interesting and decorative use of brick. The Jamison Building became a center of economic, cultural, and social life in the city's black community and has remained an important local landmark. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983